What is the gender gap (and why is it getting wider)?

Nepali miners unload sacks of coal near the village of Tila, Rolpa district, the heartland of Maoist insurgents in western Nepal, February 12, 2006. Aid agencies estimate at least 200,000 of Nepal's 26 million people are refugees. At least as many more have left their homes uncounted, many now living with relatives in crowded and impoverished cities or in slums. Millions have also been forced to head south to India in search of work, where they toil as labourers or household servants. Picture taken on February 12, 2006.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan - GM1DRZALJQAA

The gap between men and women across health, education, politics and economics widened for the first time since 2006. Image: REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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